High quality bespoke coaching in the London area

Enjoy paddlesports in a safe and caring environment

I offer training days, courses and awards for individuals and teams, on the beautiful Silver Wing Lake (Heathrow area), on picturesque reaches of the Thames, or on site with you.

What people say

Andy has excellent technical and coaching skills, infectious enthusiasm and a can do attitude. I had more breakthrough moments in this session than in any other professional coaching I have experienced… my confidence made a quantum leap forward and the session was enjoyable throughout. I strongly recommend a session with Andy whether you are a beginner or more advanced canoeist.

John, Level 3 Coach Award candidate and former Team GB athlete

I think the emails to paddlers ahead of the session were really well put together, easy to read useful.

Club Official

Very encouraging instructor – Andy- Very clear explanations. Moved things along at a good pace. Attentive to individual needs of all participants. Very enjoyable day.

Tim, PSRC course participant

The day flew by which is always a sign that it was fun and also engaging, if anything I was still up for more – it was invaluable practice in learning how to perform the rescues correctly and safely.

Safety and rescue course participant

Great course with a good balance of practical and theory and we certainly learnt a lot. The emphasis on how to read the river and adapt to how it feels on the day was really helpful and is something we will keep in mind on future paddles. Paddling in wind, ferry gliding and using S turns across eddy lines were a nice introduction to more challenging conditions. The use of the rubber duck game was great for injecting some fun and practicing manoeuvrability! Overall a very enjoyable course

Nathan, 2-day canoe training participant

The course was well planned for the participants, with clear objectives. Andy, the coach, checked the participants’ expectations at the outset and checked throughout the day to ensure each participant’s expectations were being met. At the final ‘debrief’ he checked that all were happy with the outcome.
I attended the course to improve and develop paddling skills and thanks to Andy both demonstrating and then positively critiquing my technique, I made a huge leap forward. I also learned a lot more about understanding the water and conditions I might be paddling. This was helped by examples Andy gave throughout the day. Above all, Andy was enthusiastic about helping each participant on the course and made the exercises fun. I thoroughly enjoyed my day, learned a great deal and look forward to the next session. Thank you Andy.

William, 2-day Canoe training participant

About me

I enjoy delivering safe experiences in a caring environment and supporting participants to move toward their goals.

With over 25 years’ experience of paddling, leading and coaching, I take great care to understand each individual’s goals and deliver fun days of learning. My off-the-water experience leading teams and running businesses all comes into play, and I enjoy the challenge and variety of delivering high quality outdoor learning.

I’m a Paddle UK (British Canoeing) Level 3 Coach, Safety Tutor and Coach Developer who paddles open canoes, touring ‘K1s’ (racing-style boats), sea kayaks, white water boats and Stand Up Paddleboards.